With more of us spending more time at home, renovations have taken on a larger role in our lives. We want homes that look stunning so that we can live in a pleasant environment (particularly with our growing families).
In this post, we take a look at some inspirational home improvements that’ll be ready by spring. Check them out below.
Give Your Shower A Refresh
Shower refreshes usually only take a day or two at most, meaning that this is one improvement that you might be able to get done before Christmas comes around.
Start by replacing the showerhead. Or if you’re on a budget, remove it from the rest of the shower and submerge it in a solution that will dissolve any limescale or mold.
Try scrubbing the tiles with a mold-remover formula. If that doesn’t work, peel them off and pay a handyman to retile them with fresh grouting.
Lastly, uncover the drain and clean out any gunk that might be lurking in it. Learn more at bobvila.com.
Swap Out Old Interior Door Handles For New Ones
Sites like auldbuildingcompany.com focus extensively on all the little changes that you can make to a room to bring out its character. And swapping out door handles is one such way you can make improvements.
If you have brass door handles right now, consider swapping them out for something with a brass finish. You could even spray them gold or rose gold for an upgraded, luxury feel.
Re-tile Your Backsplash
While PVC panel backsplashes are cost-effective, they never quite look as stunning as bespoke tile versions. Try mixing and matching different colored tiles or arranging them in a unique pattern. Make it visually interesting – something that guests visiting your home won’t have seen before.
Use Open Shelving
If you have a lot of unused wall space, particularly in the kitchen, break it up with shelving. (You don’t always have to use cabinets). This reduces your costs and helps to make your renovations feel complete if they are a little bare.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Sometimes, just upgrading your appliances can make a massive difference in how your kitchen and utility room appear. Sleep units that complement your cabinets and fittings can have a massive impact and help to make your home feel upgraded. What’s more, when you buy modern appliances, they are much more upgraded compared to their older counterparts, saving you money on your energy bills.
Bring Out Your Natural Flooring
Do you really need to carpet all your rooms? Not always. Ripping up the carpet to reveal the wood underneath can be a great way to instantly and cheaply add character to your rooms. If it isn’t looking its best, then you can treat it with varnishes and polishes to make it look clean and crisp.
Add Stick-On Crown Molding
You don’t have to pay an artisan to sculpt crown molding for your ceilings. These days, you can purchase inexpensive stick-on versions that look just as good as the real thing. The crown molding looks particularly impressive on vaulted ceilings.